15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Valencia, Spain
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Zagreb, Croatia
— Few hours
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
6
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Valencia, Spain

1
night
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana melds German, Mediterranean, and Slovenian culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle, take in the views from Tromostovje, then wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, and finally stop by OrCa cruelty free shop.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ljubljana day trip website .

Valencia, Spain to Ljubljana is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Valencia in July, with highs in Ljubljana at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Ljubljana Castle ©
Ljubljana Castle
Tromostovje ©
Tromostovje

few
hours
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb ©
Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): pick up some local products at Dolac Market, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zagreb trip builder site .

Getting from Ljubljana to Zagreb by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In July in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Zagreb

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Upper Town (Gornji Grad) ©
Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Museum of Broken Relationships ©
Museum of Broken Relationships
Dolac Market ©
Dolac Market

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 11th (Tue), take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue, look for gifts at Book Cafe - Lotz Terem, then make a trip to Hősök tere, and finally step off the mainland to explore Priest's Island (Pap-sziget). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube, take in the views from Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Budapest road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zagreb to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in Budapest, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Priest's Island (Pap-sziget)
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Belvedere Palace and Imperial Palace (Hofburg). Do some cultural sightseeing at Schonbrunn Palace and Ringstrasse. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at MuseumsQuartier Wien, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and look for gifts at Xocolat.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Appreciate the collections at Lobkowicz Palace and Jewish Museum in Prague. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral and Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, identify plant and animal life at Devil's Channel, and step off the mainland to explore Shooters Island.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Prague, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lobkowicz Palace ©
Lobkowicz Palace
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Head to Die Hackeschen Hoefe and Ampelmann Shop Hackesche Hofefor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Potsdam's Gardens and Charlottenburg Palace. When in Berlin, make a side trip to see Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the range of quality goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), pause for some photo ops at Victory Column (Siegessaule), head outdoors with Strandbad Tegeler See, and wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Berlin route planner.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Potsdam
Highlights from your plan
Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Sanssouci Palace ©
Sanssouci Palace

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